Blood and Marrow Transplantation Costing Study
The State-wide Services Development Branch of NSW Health commissioned a costing study to inform the NSW Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Service Plan. The BMT Service Plan will provide comprehensive planning framework for BMT services to 2011.
The project considered variables such as population projections, increasing demand for services, changes in utilisation rates and the impact of emerging technologies in establishing service configuration and resource requirements for BMT services across NSW. Issues around regulatory and research developments were also taken into account.
The costing study is an important component of the planning and development process for BMT services. Allogeneic BMT in particular, is recognised as one of the most complex and costly procedures provided in the health system. It is therefore critical to develop a thorough understanding of both current cost structures and factors that are likely to impact on costs and resource requirements in the future.
Download the final report
Gordon R, Thompson C, Carolan J, Eckstein G and Rostron C (2009) A Costing Study of Blood and Marrow Transplantation Services in NSW: Final Report. Centre for Health Service Development, University of Wollongong.
Project team: Rob Gordon, Cristina Thompson, Joseph Carolan, Gary Eckstein, Catherine Rostron